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1808 N Heiserman

Wichita, KS 67203

 

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Tel: 1-785-614-4061

© 2015 by Erin Mae Music

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Join me in celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with all kinds of fun updates, giveaways, and historic information. 

Merry Christmas!

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Erin Mae Music is successful because of you - family, friends, students, teachers, parents of students, colleagues, event organizers, audience members. You help me dream bigger, play better, teach clearer, and work harder.
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I have fun things in store for each of the 12 Days of Christmas this year; but for today, I just want to say THANKS!

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Happy Feast of St Stephen / 2 Turtle Doves Day!

Thank You for your support!

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Purchase a full-length album from www.erinmaemusic.com/store or your favorite music retailer (physical or digital download)
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Share an image of you with one of my recordings on social media and tag @erinmaemusic
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Get a free digital download of either The Bound For Somewhere EP by Scenic Roots or The Live S•E•A EP
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To get your free download, send your email address to erinmae@erinmaemusic.com and let me know which EP you choose! Offer expires on Epiphany (January 6th).
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Happy Feast of St John the Apostle / 3 French Hens Day!

Free Music Download!

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The 4th Day of Christmas is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It is a day set aside to remember the baby boys whom King Herod killed while trying to find and kill Jesus.
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On this somber feast day, I think first of the Innocent children around the world whose lives are unfairly cut short. Then, I am inspired to do all I can to care for the children in my life.
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A large part of my work with Erin Mae Music now centers around teaching music to children. Music gives kids a creative outlet, helps them develop social and emotional awareness, and builds fine motor skills. It can be one of the tools to help them grapple with trauma and find a way forward in the world.
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I am constantly working to get dulcimers into the hands of as many kids as possible. My patrons on Patreon help support and underwrite much of this work. You can learn more at www.patreon.com/erinmaemusic
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Happy Feast of the Holy Innocents / 4 Calling Birds Day

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What would you like to learn this year?
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I'm planning topics for online mountain dulcimer classes in 2020. These are 6-week classes which meet weekly via Zoom. With 4-12 students per class, there's lots of personalized attention, but also group accountability and camaraderie.
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Last year's topics included:
•Intro to Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer
•Bluegrass Mountain Dulcimer
•Reading Standard Notation
•Arranging for Solo Mountain Dulcimer
•Beginner Skills
•Applied Music Theory
•Right Hand Masterclass
•Sing and Play
•Scales, Chords, and Techniques
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What topics would you like to see next year? What are you struggling to learn on your own? What sounds fun to you? Send your suggestions to erinmae@erinmaemusic.com
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Happy Feast of St Thomas Becket/ 5 Golden Rings Day

I'd like to hear from you!

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I have teamed up with Steve Eulberg and Dulcimer Crossing to offer a variety of music theory resources specifically for dulcimer players.
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First, take our QUIZ to test your current understanding of music theory using the Circle of Fifths
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Then, download our free .pdf workbook all about the Circle of Fifths as it applies to Dulcimers.
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Finally, sign up as a Premium Member of Dulcimer Crossing to get access to a series of live online classes all about music theory. The first class is Thursday, January 2nd! 
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Happy Feast of St Egwin of Worcester/ 6 Geese a Laying Day

Music Theory Resources!

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It's the 7th Day of Christmas! New Year's Eve! Hogmanay! Silvester! The closing of a decade!
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It's also a great day to think about your goals for the year to come. If learning to play mountain dulcimer is one of them, private lessons may be a helpful resource. I teach lessons online to students of all ages and skill levels.
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**Schedule your lesson between now and Epiphany (January 6th) and I'll give you $20 off your next lesson!**
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Choose a one-time lesson if you're feeling stuck and just need a little help figuring out the next thing to practice. This option also works if you'd like help learning a particular song that you just can't find tablature for.
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Choose a monthly subscription or a pre-paid lesson package if you need consistent accountability or are just getting started with your instrument.
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If you have a young person in your life who would like to take lessons, talk to me about setting up a more frequent lesson schedule. If cost is the only thing preventing you from taking lessons, talk to me about getting a scholarship.
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To schedule, your lesson, go to fons.app/erinmaemusic 

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Happy 7 Swans a Swimming Day!

$20 Off Private Lesson!

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First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! May 2020 bring you Joy and Peace, Growth and Prosperity.
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To start the New Year strong, I'm giving away a packet of resources for beginner mountain dulcimer players. This is the packet I give to all my new students, but I'm feeling generous and want to make it available to *everyone* who would like it!
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Email me at erinmae@erinmaemusic.com with the subject "Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Packet" and I'll send the .pdf file to you right away.
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Happy Feast of Mother Mary / 8 Maids a Milking Day!

Free Beginner Mountain Dulcimer Packet!

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Let's talk about kids music! Is there anything more joyful and noisy, chaotic and beautiful?!?
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Over the past decade, I have been expanding my outreach to kids. I was 7 when I got my first dulcimer, and it may be the greatest gift my parents gave me. I want to make sure other kids have the same opportunities to make music and play instruments. Music education in public schools has been cut in many places, and many families don't have instruments in their homes. That's why affordable and accessible music programs in our communities are so important.
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Erin Mae Music offers the following music programs specifically for K-5th graders:
•Instrument Petting Zoos (perfect at libraries, one-day festivals, and even birthday parties)
•After-school programs teaching kids to make & play cardboard dulcimers (both at schools and at churches, community centers, etc - can extend to highschool)
•Vacation Bible School curriculum that weaves instrument playing and music-making into the whole program
•Interactive music day camps (2-5 days) which include singing, dancing, playing instruments, music-centric art, and songwriting (incorporated into existing music festivals or hosted by businesses in the community)
•Homeschool Music and Movement classes
•Folk Music Ensembles and Kids Jams where everyone brings their own instrument and learns how to play together.
•Private lessons (either in-person or online)
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Interested in bringing one of these programs into your community? Let's have a cup of tea and talk about what that might look like! Use fons.app/@erinmaelewis to schedule.
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Happy Feasts of St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen / 9 Ladies Dancing Day!

Kids Music!

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Today is the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, which remembers the day Jesus was officially named in the Jewish Temple ... when we get the stories of Simeon and Anna!
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To celebrate, I'll send you a .pdf packet to help you "name" the notes on the chromatic dulcimer, plus find the major scales and chords. To claim, send an email to erinmae@erinmaemusic.com with the subject "Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer Resources".
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I've been playing a chromatic dulcimer for about 10 years! 😯🎶 A couple years ago, I assembled a Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer Chord Encyclopedia, which is available as a digital download or spiral bound book at www.erinmaemusic.com/store.
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If you have questions about chromatic mountain dulcimers, you are welcome to email me about them too!
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Happy Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus / Ten Lords a Leaping Day

Chromatic Mountain Dulcimer Resources!

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Today, watch my video on the Musical Christmas Calendar.
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One of the beautiful things about social media is its potential to connect us with beautiful human beings all over the world. This fall, a woman from Germany named Ariane started posting in several dulcimer forums that she wanted to assemble a digital, musical Advent calendar with videos from dulcimer players. She received so much response that the calendar goes all the way to Epiphany!
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Musicians from all over the world participated in this project, and I think it's such a beautiful example of the *good* we can do when we work together.
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There's a lot of talk of war and drones and guns lately. I don't have the answers for world peace; I just know it all makes me deeply sad. And glimmers of human capacity for good are what keep me feeling hopeful in spite of it all.
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So today, let's take a few minutes to listen to some music, connect with a far-away friend, and do what we can to make our world a little more beautiful.
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My video is behind Door 4 on the Christmas Calendar
You can also view the complete Advent Calendar
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Happy Feast of St Elizabeth Ann Seton / Eleven Pipers Piping Day

Musical Advent/Christmas Calendar!

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